I don’t know if you can tell, but one of my more favorite things to make is frozen dessert, aka: sorbet, gelato, ice cream, frozen yogurt, popsicles, etc. Usually I have some sort of concoction in the freezer for Gavin and I to eat, if we want! I went to the store recently and saw the strawberries on “manager’s special,” which should be understood as “these strawberries will go bad later today — use immediately.” So I got some and decided to make this recipe!
Strawberry Peppermint Sorbet
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Total: 2 hours (includes prep time, refrigeration & churning time)
Makes: I think it makes 1.5-ish quarts
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4 cups sliced strawberries
1 tbsp lemon juice
12-16 mint leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp vodka (optional, add during churning for softness)
1. Bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat to low, simmer for 10 minutes. Place in small bowl and refrigerate to achieve syrupy consistency.
2. Meanwhile, in a blender, puree berries. Stir in lemon juice and chopped peppermint. Refrigerate in a separate bowl.
3. After at least an hour’s chilling in the refrigerator, combine syrup with berries. Pour into an electric ice cream maker and churn (I feel that 25 minutes is best for my model). I thought that the sorbet was really creamy and soft, but Gavin thought it froze a little hard, so you can also add 1 tbsp vodka when beginning to churn to ensure the sorbet will be soft after freezing!